US health authorities publish severe Tetanus case
The U.S. health authorities recently released a case that is made beyond America’s borders for attention. A six-year-old Boy had a months-long martyrdom through suffering, because he had sustained while Playing a wound on the forehead, by the life-threatening Tetanus pathogens in the body are penetrated. Previously, the parents of Persuasion, they had refused the Tetanus vaccine.
The US health authority “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” recently had a Tetanus publicized the case, in which a little Boy for several weeks his life had to fight. The six-year-old child from the US state of Oregon had to be 47 days in an intensive care unit and then in a rehab-Station treated. It costs far incurred about $ 800,000, according to the authorities.
Tetanus could be restricted thanks to vaccination strongly
Tetanus is an acute neuromuscular disorder that is caused by the bacterium Clostridium tetani. The bacteria are distributed worldwide and are found predominantly in soil. The pathogens on wounds penetrate into the skin and into the body, so it can come within three to 21 days, the outbreak of Tetanus. According to the Robert Koch Institute, the Tetanus danger is decreased in Germany, thanks to vaccination and improved living conditions within the last 50 years. Annually there is an average of 15 cases.
It started with a harmless injury when Playing
How the US authorities to inform, to pulled the Boy out of Oregon while Playing on a farm with a forehead wound. The parents cleaned and cared for the wound at home. Six days later the child complained of severe pain. Again and again, muscle cramps and twitching appeared. At the neck and back curves are formed. When, finally, a shortness of breath began to alarm the parents of the rescue service. The Boy was flown in a center for Pediatrics, where the Tetanus was made diagnosis.
Spasms caused heavy shortness of breath
“On arrival at the hospital, the child’s jaw muscle spasms that were so strong that he could not open the mouth”, according to the U.S. authority in a description of the case of Disease. He suffered from spasms in the diaphragm and in the larynx, which provided for severe breathing difficulties, so the Boy had to be artificially ventilated.
A dramatic struggle for Survival
In the course of the next few days his condition deteriorated further. Additional complaints such as high blood pressure, heart palpitations, and severe fluctuations in body temperature, ranging from hypothermia to fever, weakened the boy. On the fifth day in the hospital the dyspnoea was so great that the Doctors had to perform a tracheotomy. For the next 30 days remained his condition is critical. From the age of 35. Day in intensive care, his condition improved slowly. After 44 days in intensive care, the Boy could drink for the first time, a SIP of water. Finally he was moved after 47 days on a regular hospital ward, where he spent a further ten days. On 57. Hospital day he was transferred then to a rehabilitation centre, where he had to spend another 17 days.
“The inpatient cost of this treatment amounted to 811.929 USD”, writes the health authority. In this cost of medical transport by helicopter, the rehab costs, as well as the out-patient episode not be but cost is also taken into account. A month after the rehabilitation of the Young eventually returned to normal activities such as Running and Cycling. According to the US authorities, the family refused, in spite of the drastic disease case, furthermore, the Tetanus vaccination. (vb)